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in the house of representatives. in less than an hour, california congresswoman nancy pelosi will announce whether or not she'll run for another term as house minority leader. dana bash joins us from capitol hill. any early word, dana? >> reporter: well, our diedre walsh just called and said it looks like she is staying in her job. speaking with her caucus right now as we speak to talk about her future. there has been so much speculation about whether she would go, because she has yet another term in front of her where she is minority leader or whether she would stay and try one more time to get that speaker's gavel back, get the majority back. di diedre walsh is hearing she is staying in her role as leader. i was just down there moments before coming up and talking to you, talking to many democrats. that is what they said that they hoped would happen. she certainly has a lot of loyalty in her caucus. she has led it over the past ten years. she became democratic leader in 2002, has led it for the past ten years with an iron fist. she has raised tens of millions of dollars to help democrats
@foxnews.com. thank you, sir. 20 past. martha: a lot of breaking news. this just crossing moments ago. nancy pelosi will remain as the democratic leader. that news has just crossed. she'll make an official announcement at the top of the 10:00. we'll bring that story to you live. nancy pelosi to stay in her position. this morning president obama pushing his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising taxes but in a bigger way than was disclosed about it election. also he meets with the white house with heads of major u.s. corporations. what will transpire there. with white house reporters this will be his first post election news conference, lots of questions expected on the fiscal cliff and also on the fiscal cliff. bill: that's $6 gasoline. drivers where they are getting a major case of sticker shock. >> it's crazy. if you go to the other gas stations it's half of this. >> we came in the past and they have always been outray just. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare... now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budg
. >> and nancy pelosi is telling in the new session of congress that she will remain the house majority leader. she will remain at the helm of the party and the democrats felt to win the necessary 25 additional seats to make up the majority party. that would have made posey the speaker of the house again. >> poslesi. we're waiting for her to take the stage and make her announcement. everyone is wondering whether she will continue to remain as leader of the democrats in the house when fact it looks like she will be a spiritual and official and a few moments. 25 years of service representing san francisco. a vocal liberal voice that will be retained their opposing the republican agenda if she is to stay in place. >> they felt when the majority but with pelosi in the level voice. she is a lot to california and the bay area. >> she is a massive fund- raising machine for the democratic party. the democrats had to push to turn the election to gain 25 seats. that would put them back in the majority of the house. the majority they had during the first two years of president obamas term. then had a tea
and tv studio in the capitol visitors center. house minority leader nancy pelosi shortly will be holding a news conference with reporters and she will likely discuss not only the democratic agenda for the lame duck and the 11 th but her future plans. on tuesday her office confirmed regardless whether she cedes her leadership post she will remain in the congress for two years. associated press and other news organizations reporting that nancy pelosi told her party caucus she will remain as minority leader in the new session of congress. we'll find out shortly once the news conference gets underway. this morning we heard from the newly-elected senator-elect angus king of maine. he made his decision. he is an independent and has decided to caucus with the democrats. the associated press saying that will add to the party's voting edge. his decision ends months of speculation which party he would align with. with that alignment it gives the democrats a 55-45 edge. while we wait to hear from leader pelosi and other democrats we'll show you angus king, senator-elect from maine a short while ago
sending 45,000 gallons of water and a 300-40 chunk of hillside into the neighborhood. >>> nancy pelosi is staying on as house leader. then came a question about her age. the >> next! >> pelosi, who is 72, was clearly irritated. cbs 5's elizabeth cook on the question, the answer, and the bigger picture. >> reporter: well, pelosi said she is staying on because there is still work to do. then the temperature of the room changed all because of a question that inferred it was time for the congresswoman to let the younger folks have a chance. >> reporter: emily post taught us never question or ask a woman about her age. apparently, this reporter didn't read her book. >> you're all over 70, is it time -- >> you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> i'm simply saying, does it delay younger leadership from moving forward? >> let's for a moment honor it as a legitimate question. [ laughter ] >> although it's quite offensive that you don't realize it, i guess. [ laughter ] >> the fact is that everything that i have done in my almost decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer peo
. i know you spoke to the democratic leader in the house nancy pelosi. do you get a sense that we're anywhere close to a deal or are we just hearing a lot of happy talk? >> well, you're hearing a lot of happy talk, dan. i think the operative word is "constructive." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, but there's also a lot of urgency. now, nancy pelosi, we have a lot more of this interview, a fascinating interview, only she thought they could work out this deal in mid-december. i asked her, of course, look, we've heard optimism before and this went nowhere. but there is that urgency now. americans are sick of this. this is the second time around. >> and so overnight we saw -- we saw this video of david petraeus' alleged mistress, paula broadwell, his biographer working with her husband, the first time we've seen the two of them since this scandal broke. so let me ask you about the petraeus affair which i know you've been following so closely. where does this go now? what in your view is likely to be the next shoe to d
, congresswoman nancy pelosi is holding a news conference saying she wants to remain democratic leader in the house and aides said she made the announcement just a short time ago while talking with her caucus. let's listen. [ applause ] >> millions of women's votes that it took to re-elect president barack obama. [ applause ] >> yes. >> millions of women's votes who helped us elect a record number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empower. of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members-elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the world, the first time their parliamentary body would have a party who had a majority of women and minorities. as its strength and we're very, very proud of that. i said yesterday we did not have the majority but we have the gav gavel. excuse me. we don't have the gavel. we don't have -- we have our own gavel. we have something more important. we have unity. we do not have the gavel, we do
think for a while it seems like that now have been more of a possibility. ifs nancy pelosi yesterday said that she absolutely does not want that to happen. and she still thinks that is a possibility. i do not think either party -- there just a beginning of this posturing and negotiations, i do not think either party wants to say, we are going to drive. fiscal cliff. they are in in this happy mood of trying to compromise. polling has shown recently that americans are not super confident that congress will actually be able to cut a deal. hear from betty,s a democratic caller. caller: thank you for taking my call. it is tedious for me, because you cannot trust it. for validity or facts. not only that, but even the news, over and over, there is response about kick the cannot. this is been going on for 12, 14, 24 months. kicking the can, yada yada. and i heard one thing, and that is, the president got some leverage. when he said -- i just stopped. the cuts. this is the leverage that could bring everybody together. stop the tax cuts. i do not want to think about them as an increase. just s
distract from other issues. >>> she is staying. congresswoman nancy pelosi says she plans to continue as house democratic leader for two more years. heather holmes is live in berkely. >> reporter: a lot of people tonight talking about the question that a reporter asked pelosi about her age. now nancy pelosi is 72. so is the man here on the right. senate majority leader harry reid. but only pelosi was asked if she's too old to lead. >> i have made a decision to submit my name to my colleagues to once again serve as the house democratic leader. >> reporter: the mood in the room went from upbeat to tense when a reporter suggested the decision prevents new and younger leaders from rising up the ranks. >> next! next. oh, you've always asked that question except to mitch mcconnell. >> some of her female colleagues booed. >> it's quite offensive, but you don't realize that i guess. >> reporter: pelosi became the first female speaker of the house in 2007, then went on to talk about her work to elect new, and younger people to congress. >> why are we talking about whether she's old enough, or
in the house. democratic leader nancy pelosi will hold a news conference later this morning to announce whether she will stay on as minority leader. >>> a house subcommittee will begin a hearing today to investigate the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections that killed 32 people and sickened 438 others. >>> england's prince charles celebrated his 64th birthday during a royal jubilee tour stop in new zealand. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. the suspense is over when it gets hot in studio 1 a when people magazine reveals its 2012 sexiest man alive. >>> jeremy renner talks about trading in the big screen for the big stage as a first-time host for this weekend's snl. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop o
: someone tried to ask nancy pelosi. isn't there a way that we cannot sort of close loopholes and not raise taxes on the rich. she's like no! no! there is not enough revenue there. bush tax cuts are done! >> they were supposed to expire two years ago. they were meant to expire. it was written -- >> stephanie: tom in pennsylvania. hello, tom. >> hey steph. how you doing? welcome from the northernmost county of alabama. look, i don't mean to be dr. buzz kill but you know, these guys on fox and the entire right wing establishment they're really not a joke. i mean they -- we like to laugh at them and it is good fun to laugh at them. and you need to laugh at them in a way but as a historian which is how i was trained they really remind me of how nazi, germany got started. >> stephanie: you beat jim to that this morning. >> caller: no. anyway i could duplicate his version of -- but it really bothers me when i look at these people who make up news. >> stephanie: yep. exactly. by the way someone was calling
is looming. nancy pelosi drawing a fine the sand on tax hikes. kevin mccarthy with his take on that. bill: were there warning signs that claimed the lives of american heroes? >> something had to happen to them here. >> my brother is in the marines. it's devastating what happened. or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. we find the best, sweetest crafor red lobster that we can find. [ male annncer ] it's time for crabfest at red lobster! this year, try 1 of 5 entrees. like our new snow crab and garlic shrimp. a half-pound of tender crab paired with savory shrimp. just 12.99. or dig into our hearty crab and roasted garlic seafood bake. all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. so much to choose from, so little time. so ce into red lobster for crabfest today and sea food differently. bill: we see these waterspouts off the coast of miami, florida. check this out. this may look like a special effect for a hollywood movie. it's a video showing a giant funnel of water that looks like
leaders need to do and what the nation faces. >> reporter: nancy pelosi spent this veterans day mixing and mingling with people at the presidio. >> we have a deficit that we have to deal with. we have to do it with growth creation of jobs cuts we all know that also with revenue. >> reporter: she will be returning to capitol hill with plans to push a deal backed by president obama, that will include tax hikes on wealthier households. republicans have already started digging in. >> raising tax rates will slow our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> reporter: what are the consequences if lawmakers cannot make a deal? >> fiscal live is bad -- physical cliff is bad if it happens. >> reporter: if scheduled cuts are imposed 400,000 government jobs tied to defense spending could be slashed. 400,000 jobs tied to nondefense spending could be eliminated. when it comes to taxes, all rates are scheduled to rise. >> at one point we had higher taxes what we are talking about transitioning from low taxes to high taxes so the immediate effect is, everyone has less income and spe
nancy pelosi joins a briefing with members of the upcoming 113th congress. we'll bring it live to you at noon eastern on c-span3. >> now, now, from cq roll call's election impact conference, a discussion on the new conference. roll call staffers talk about the newly-elected members, what leadership will look like for both parties and committee assignments. this is an hour. >> i'll start chatting while my colleagues come up to join us. the next panel, for those of you who are veterans of this conference, for some years tom and norm do the next bit, but we thought we'd mix it up this time because we have two people who are eminently qualified to talk about the new membership of congress and the new power structure in congress. on my right, jason dick who is the house editor at roll call, and to his right emily pierce who is the senate editor at roll call. so who better to discuss the structure in a congress that will be more demographically diverse than ever before. as your guide reminds you, after two consecutive congresses in which the female population of both the house and senate wa
senators harry reid and nancy pelosi have opposed that idea in the past. he says the president can get them to budge. >> yeah, the president essentially wants what he calls balance. either you increase revenue or you, you know, decrease the spending or you try to find some type of balance. when he gets into these democratic side, they don't want programs to be cut on the backs of, let's say, the recipients, middle class recipients. here's nancy pelosi and how she explains that. >> whatever adjustments would be made in social security should be there to strengthen social security, not to subsidize a tax cut for the wealthiest people in america and say that's how we balance the budget. the same thing with medicaid and medicare. again, we have said we support a grand bargain. >> grand bargain. so right now, i think you'd have to say the democrats feel that after the election, they have some type of mandate. the republicans obviously don't agree, but the democrats want to strike while the iron is hot. the president certainly wants to come to a deal as quickly as possible. time really is running
house democratic leader nancy pelosi. pelosi says she will announce later this morning whether she will stay on as minority leader after the democrats failed to within enough seats last week to take back control of the house. >>> also there are new questions right now about the political future of democrat jesse jackson jr. who easily won re-election to his illinois house seat last week. jackston has left the mayo clinic for the second time. no word yet on where he is headed or what he might head back to work. he has been on leaf since june for treatment of bipolar disorder. >> the governor of the state saying it is time for him to speak. >>> on the heels of veterans day, boost of monthly benefit checks for vets next year. increases payments 1.7% for 4 million veterans and survivors. the measure headed to the president was held up for weeks because of objections from a republican send nor whose i dent team was not revealed. >> no paycheck quite big enough for what the guys have done. >>> other news this morning, two snow boarders stranded on a mountain since sun day are boek ho --
not so much pelosi, right? >> and then there's speculation, what happens to nancy pelosi? will she -- >> one of the rare democratic losers from the bay area in this election. she didn't regain the house. >> belva: hardest worker -- >> hard worker. >> >> belva: never gets to take home. also, three strikes was a surprise. >> yeah, i think that may have been something where people were looking, again, at the cost. but they weren't willing to go so far as to overturn the death penalty. it was also interesting on the genetically modified food, prop 37. a lot of money came in from big food companies to defeat that, but people in the bay area who were surprised, that was poorly worded and they didn't make a clear case that genetically modified food is dangerous to eat because that hasn't been made scientifically. >> belva: what happened with the ricky gill/mcnearney race? >> oh, that's right, we have to remember that district. mcnearney survived his election. ricky gill, the hope of the party, the 25-year-old, fizzled out as well along with the soda tox. he didn't rise to the occasion. >>
on nancy pelosi after 20910 elections. >> and mcconnell, interestingly who is the pair gone of the republican establishment has won them over. he made uneasy peace with and paul. it looks to me like mitch mcconnell has wanted to be majority leader since the senate race, ever since then he wanted to be majority leader. now he may never be. things do not look that much better for the republicans two years from now than they do now. he will also face a primary in two years. >> he may or may not. back in 2010 there was a contested primary in kentucky. that caused a bit of a problem for him. people were upset with him. but he has done a lot of work to hug rand paul so close to him and he let him do about whatever he wants to do on the senate floor. when he says i want to go to the floor and cause a big stink about something, mitch mcconnell says go right ahead. he is such a talented politician. he is so smart. in my opinion i think he has done everything he can do to prevent someone -- even if someone wanted to challenge him from the right he has done as much as he can do to keep
, eight dayless. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi anticipates an agreement by mid-december but she says democrats will not accept the plan that fails to include a tax hike for the wealthy. >>> an environmental justice group claims that cancer causing dust from the chevron refinery in richmond is linger. five samples contained high levels of carcinogens. a public hearing on pollution control improvements at the refinery is set for tomorrow morning in san francisco. >>> the head of a houston based energy company who's oil platform in the gulf of mexico exploded last week today spoke publicly about the two workers killed in that blast. the explosion happened friday at a black elk energy platform. 11 people were injured. four seriously. two workers jumped from the burning rig in the water. one of the bodies was located yesterday. >> i'm deeply saddened to say that we have identified one body under the platform. that body has not been recovered yet. we're working in coordination with the u.s. coast guard so that we can respectfully and most efficiently recover the body. >> that ceo toda
by democratic leader nancy pelosi. then senators of both parties on their leadership elections. later republican senators john mccain, nancy gramm, and others call for the investigation on the attacks of the u.s. consulate in libya. the senate armed services committee holds a hearing tomorrow morning on the nomination of marine corps general joseph dunford. that is live on c-span 3 at 9:30 eastern. general dunford is assistant commandant of the marine corps. now house speaker john gainer on his party's leadership election and the agenda for the lame duck session of congress. top priority which is jobs. i'm proud of my leadership caucus who are going to serve. and while some of us who are returning to the leadership, we have new members and you will get to hear from them in a moment. our majority is the primary line of defense for the american people against a government that spends too much, borrows too much when left unchecked. i have outlined a framework for how both parties can work together to avert the fiscal cliff without raising tax rates and through a combination of pro-growth tax reform
as opposed to the senate, do you hear anything nancy pelosi is going to have a news conference, a press conference, later today? what do you think she's going to do? any word? >> i have no idea. no idea. >> thank you for your honesty. go get me a cup of coffee. >> did you watch this program yesterday? debbie wassermann schultz said she's staying. most of the people i talk to say she's staying. i think her body language yesterday when she was sparring with the press a little bit suggest she's staying. and if we're wrong, i won't be here tomorrow. >> let's go back to congressman ryan and his comments. the interesting thing that president obama did yesterday, he's been, you know, criticized -- was criticized a lot from a lot of different angles in the first four years of his time in office. but one of the things that the left and some in the center criticized him for was constantly negotiating against himself, that he was not a tactical negotiator. yesterday was as much as anything an announcement. he's not going to get the tax increases that he wants. that number. but he's not coming in -
's a mandate here? >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these ideas that we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. and unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we're going to have to make sure it works in the next two years. that means, i think, that both parties have to talk to each other. >> but could you see yourself supporting a plan that raises tax rates? >> i'm not for raising tax rates. >> so you won't support a plan? >> i don't want to get into negotiating with the media, but i do not support raising tax rates. >> period. >> yeah, i've been saying that my entire career. >> the fiscal cliff. i mean, there are people -- you read them, you hear them, say, you know, let us go off the fiscal cliff. that might be one way to really resolve the situation. what happens if we go off the fiscal cliff? what is the fiscal cliff? >> well -- >> i can't even balance a checking account. what is it? >> it's actually more like 2 1/2 cliffs because
then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going to have to make sure it works for the next two years. that means, i think, both parties have to talk to each other. >> reporter: diane sawyer asked speaker boehner if you are now the de facto leader of the republican party. and his answer was, oh, i wouldn't think so. paul ryan is a policy wonk. >> i take that as a great compliment from john. >> reporter: is that your role in the republican party, the house policy wonk? >> i have also been one of the house policy wonks. my role is to continue to be a champion of ideas, to help our party be a reform party that shows how we get economic growth. >> reporter: i asked ryan about speculation that he would be an early front-runner for the republican presidential nomination in 2016. he told me it is way too early to even think about the next presidential race. jonathan karl, abc ne
redcard. ♪ ♪ hallelujah! >>> good morning. nancy pelosi has just announced she will continue as house minority leader for two more years. she met with party leaders within the past hour. her decision to stay on is likely to leave the current democratic leadership team almost entirely in place some insteaders believe it would have been easier for president obama to negotiate if she stepped out of the picture. , earlier accident cleared, carpool lanes and&ó fastrak getting by with no problem, backed west past overcrossings into san franciscoá'b, accident southbound 680 at treat gone, damage is done backing on to 242 and towards contra costa boulevard in the concord pleasant hill area. >> when we come back >>> welcome back of the beautiful picture from mount tamalpais looking down on ocean beach, san francisco high clouds this afternoon. temperatures running in the 40s and 50s mainly a few 30s around fairfield into the afternoon one to six degrees warmer than average mid 60s to low 70s from the coast to our inland neighborhoods, looks >>> you remember this video. watch this woman dri
. that was one word used, a deal is in sight. according to nancy pelosi, watch the market reversed itself. look at the upward movement in the dow industrials. how often does that happen? lawmakers don't will normally get along and say we are working, we feel great going into the weekend and the dow -- nevertheless, they have got to get something done and they have until the end of the year. all four sound positive, republican and democrat alike, so be it. jamie dimon meantime and his financial giant jpmorgan on the verge of settling with the sec over mortgage-backed securities that the firm was overseeing. charlie gasparino has a lot more. charlie: this is from what we understand a semblance in the neighborhood of $250 million. about half of what goldman sachs paid in its own case of where the sec alleged violated securities laws and peddling talks and securities, jpmorgan, you have to look at a lot of ways. there has to be jpmorgan specific activity that occurred during the financial crisis that most of the charges from what i understand will be relating to what is going on at bear stearns. jp
. >> the top stories making news at this hour. should she stay or should she go? nancy pelosi might reveal if she is stepping down as democratic leader of the house. she has led democrats for ten years they failed to gain control of the session. >>> catholic leader timothy cardinal dolan saying the catholic church won't give up the fight against president obama's birth control mandate. they will move forward with lawsuits against that mandate. they are against the requirement that employers provide health insurance that provide free birth control. the president program moysed to change the mandate so insurance would pay for birth control but any employer should be able to opt out of that. >>> negotiating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants. mccain and rubio are willing to work on an immigration reform. rubio worked on a republican version of the dream act last year. things will take time but quote it's an important issue for the country economically. >>> stick around senator john mccain will be live on fox and friends. >> panic erupting at a community college in texas af
, thank you for coming in. roll call house editor. that is it for "washington journal." nancy pelosi is giving a press conference in a few moments on c-span 2. we will now join the house which is in session. day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11: 50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, an estimated 50,000 people die every year as a result of seize years. some of -- seizures. some of these victims are like danny stanton. chicago's mike and mary stanton founded the danny foundation after their 4-year-old son, danny
of the country's most powerful politicians is staying put. nancy pelosi says she'll continue her role as house minority leader. >> it isn't about the gavel although we like to have it. it's about the unity we share, it's about the important work we can do and it's about thinking a little longer term, a little longer term of the path our country is on and where we would go. >> the 72-year-old pelosi made the big announcement this morning in washington. you can see she was flanked by democratic women in the house. the house democrats are united in leading the country longterm. >>> president obama defending his ambassador on the comments she made about benghazi. >> the first news conference since being re-elected, president obama touched on the fiscal cliff and global warming and petraeus scandal. john mccain and lindsay graham accused rice of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gav
. >> democratic congressmember nancy pelosi has announced plans to stay on as house minority leader through the 2014 midterm elections. she disclosed the news as she stood with a group of incoming female members of congress. look russert asked if it prohibited the democratic party from grooming a new generation of leaders. >> you say your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and hurts the party in the long term -- what is your response? >> discrimination. >> next! next! >> wow. >> you have always asked that question, except to match mcconnell. >> the now former republican candidate mitt romney is under scrutiny for a leaked recording discussing president of them supporters. and a conference call with donors, romney blamed his loss on obama's so-called diaz to various groups including african-americans and hispanics. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then worked very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> romney went on to include young people an
for leader nancy pelosi and senators pat leahy. and norm coleman. all of whom not just great leadership, real personal commitment. we should not just think them. we should shout their names across the land. i cannot even consider the number of lives that had been transformed in say by these people. it must be millions. people are right because these people exist. these people are heroes. this is civic duty. with the global citizen and mind. george bush is here. i would get matt damon to kiss him on the lips. i would give him a more irish, macho handshake. it is incredible. president bush's name is in the history books. the greatest health crisis and 600 years. both sides working. i just want to thank bono here. i want to thank bono. [applause] i want to thank bono for stepping away from the microphone. i knew he could not rhyme. i am so glad he can fall back on adding and subtracting. it might be the one thing all of us can agree on. all of this happened without social media. can you imagine? can you imagine what you can accomplish? that leverage if we're willing to use it. i think we are. i
a question at nancy pelosi's presser and was soundly booed over his age-related queer. >> i some of your colleagues privately say that your decision to stay on prohibits the party from having a younger leadership and will be hurt -- hurts the party in the long term. what's your response? >> discrimination. >> whoa! >> next! next. >> leader pelosi -- >> i guess -- >> whoa! >> you always ask that question except to mitch mcconnell. >> oh, mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader is 70 years old. nancy pelosi is 72. in the world of politics, age is kind of a skewed concept. average age of members of the house is 56. and of senators it's 62. i mean, paul ryan is thought of as a young gun. he's 42. that's eight years shy of being a card-carrying member of the aarp. ronald reagan was 69 when he first ran for president. many worried he was too old for the job until his famous quip during a debate. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> yes, reagan used age to his advantage. but seriously, h
to predict a winner? >> i am not. >> and what is nancy pelosi going to do for the rest of her life? >> i'm going to call my lifeline. right now all eyes are on nancy pelosi. about a week and a half ago, mr. pelosi announced that the democratic leadership and elections for house were going to be moved to after thanksgiving. the house republican leadership elections in the senate and the democratic and republican leadership elections are all going to be next week. this is traditionally when things happen. the fact that she set this off a couple of weeks led to speculation that she wanted to see how the election would turn out, she wanted to have some time to we whether she would even retire or resign after winning her seat on tuesday. there was a lot of speculation that pelosi would leave immediately after the 2010 election. she moved up the elections to cut back on the amount of time that people would be able to organize against her. she ultimately made a bid for the majority leader, but lost ultimately. there was a lot of consternation among democrats. democrats wanted a little more soul
time since last week's elections. nancy pelosi holds a news conference with a newly elected democratic members of the 130th congress. senate leaders talk about the upcoming negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff. that is followed by more on the potential tax hikes and spending .an hollen va = = we held a briefing with newly elected democrats. patrick murphy who defeated alan webb spoke to the new members who take office early next year when the 130 congress convenes. this is 20 minutes. >> at length of time it took for our new members to come onto the platform here is music to my ears into your ears as well. they say that a picture is worth 1000 words. the picture that you see before you is worth millions of votes. millions of aspirations of the american people. problem solvers to come to washington to get the job done. today we welcome our democratic freshmen to washington. they are extraordinary leaders who will make our house democratic caucus the first in history to have a majority of women and minorities in the caucus. you can applaud that. before you you see a broad coaliti
will have speaker boehner shortly. nancy pelosi announced that she plans to stay on as the leader of the house democrats and made the announcement at a press briefing and said, quote, i wouldn't think of walking away. we will watch that now while waiting for speaker boehner. >> i think that means most of them are here. good morning. more are coming. more are coming. yesterday, when we gathered here, i began my comments standing here with our new members of congress by saying a picture is worth 1,000 words. that's what they say. i said then and i say now that this picture before you is worth millions of votes. millions of votes. [cheers and applause] >> millions of women's votes that it took to re-elect president obama. millions of women's votes who help us elect a number of women to the congress of the united states. as you look forward, understand that you are looking into the future. the future of empowerment of women in america. you saw some of these faces yesterday among the new members-elect. i said then that they were part of the most diverse caucus in the history of the wor
the next year in the next 24 hours. will house minority leader nancy pelosi stay or go? pelosi has been coy about whether she plans to run for leader again. tonight she meets the top democrats. tomorrow morning another meeting with democratic leadership as she prepares for a meeting with the full democratic house caucus. will we know her plans by tomorrow night? smart money still says she probably doesn't run again, but two years ago that was where the smart money was, too. if she doesn't run, steny hoyer is as close to a shoo-in as you can get to replace her. there's just not the votes for somebody else to challenge steny hoyer but you never know. then there is defense secretary leon panetta. he was asked about his second term plans on the plane traveling to australia, and he told reporters, quote, it's no secret that at some point i would like 0 to get back to california. panetta is likely to stay in the post through the budget negotiations and possibly through the spring when they do the next round of budgets. so does that mean he's willing to stay in the pentagon for four more years? fo
apart. have think congress will not reach a deal. i'm martha shane reporting. >> nancy pelosi will announce her plans later this month. she has scheduled a news conference to discuss what she will stay on as the democratic house leader. pelosi 13 election in san francisco but has not said whether or not she plans to run for office when her term ends. pelosi also made history when she was the first woman speaker of the house. the time is for 30 7:00 a.m. wednesday morning moorhead on the kron 4 morning news. first and live look from the bay bridge toll plaza. another beautiful day in store. a gradual warming trend continues. big changes could impact your weekend plans we will be back. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. former vice- presi
and for the american people. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi anticipates an agreement by mid-december, but says democrats will not accept a plan that fails to include a tax hike for the wealthy. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the cleanup from superstorm sandy, and vice president joe biden today visited new jersey to view the damage there. after a helicopter tour of the coastal area hit by the storm, the vice president met with emergency workers who lost their own homes and he thanked them and promised to help bring back the area's beaches and famed atlantic city boardwalk. the late october storm killed 24 people and knocked out power for millions. some 600 people are still without electricity tonight. >>> also today, new york senator charles schumer called for an overhaul of the cell phone industry, after the massive failure in service during the storm. >> the goal is simple, that no matter what the disaster, there's uninterrupted cell phone service for our first responders and for our citizens who lost power and need food, need to report fires, need to communicate in every way. >> a qua
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